Elon at Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech dominates Elon in season opener 70-0

Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) Vad Lee threw for two touchdowns and ran for one more in Georgia Tech's 70-0 rout of Elon in their season opener on Saturday.

Four different Georgia Tech players ran for touchdowns in the first quarter Saturday, and the Yellow Jackets added a school-record 173 interception return yards.

Georgia Tech achieved the largest margin of victory by an ACC school, surpassing Florida State's 69-0 win over Western Carolina in 2008.

The template for this first-ever meeting between FBS Georgia Tech and FCS Elon was in place quickly. Georgia Tech's first two scores were set up when the Phoenix lost a fumble on the game's second play from scrimmage, and minutes later the Yellow Jackets blocked Elon's first punt.

The Yellow Jackets led 42-0 at halftime after reserve linebacker Tyler Marcordes returned an interception 95 yards for a score.

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Scoring Summary
GATECHDeon Hill 14 yd run (Harrison Butker kick)
GATECHDavid Sims 1 yd run (Harrison Butker kick)
GATECHZach Laskey 33 yd run (Harrison Butker kick)
GATECHCharles Perkins 3 yd run (Harrison Butker kick)
GATECHDavid Sims 59 yd pass from Vad Lee (Harrison Butker kick)
GATECHTyler Marcordes 95 yd interception return (Harrison Butker kick)
GATECHVad Lee 2 yd run (Harrison Butker kick)
GATECHChris Milton 54 yd interception return (Harrison Butker kick)
GATECHRobert Godhigh 24 yd pass from Vad Lee (David Scully kick)
GATECHJustin Thomas 44 yd run (David Scully kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1623
Third Down Efficiency6-168-9
Fourth Down Efficiency1-10-0
Plays-Net Yards69-25361-557
Passing Yds164189
Kick Return Yds390
Punt Return Yds54
Time of Poss.32:3527:25
Individual Stats
ELON: B.J. Bennett 12-42, Tracey Coppedge 8-32, Karl Bostick 10-12, Thuc Phan 3-8, John Loughery 1--5
GATECH: Justin Thomas 5-53, Zach Laskey 3-51, Vad Lee 6-49, David Sims 7-47, Dennis Andrews 2-47, Broderick Snoddy 8-45, Tim Byerly 4-24, B.J. Bostic 2-20, Matt Connors 5-17, Deon Hill 2-10, Charles Perkins 2-6, Tony Zenon 2-6, Team 1--2, Robert Godhigh 1--5
ELON: Mike Quinn 17-30-136-3, John Loughery 3-5-28-0
GATECH: Vad Lee 7-11-189-0
ELON: Ricky Brown 3-47, Rasaun Rorie 3-22, Doug Warrick 2-23, Kierre Brown 2-19, Justin Osborne 2-10, Demitri Allison 2-6, Jesse Tate 2-5, B.J. Bennett 2-4, Andre Davis 1-14, Tracey Coppedge 1-14
GATECH: Micheal Summers 3-79, David Sims 1-59, Robert Godhigh 1-24, Deon Hill 1-17, B.J. Bostic 1-10

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